Some Newspapers Have Banned the Name ‘Redskins’ Since the 1990s

By: Jim Romenesko |

In 1994, a reporter from the Baltimore Sun named Roger Simon wrote: “The Washington Redskins are being sued by American Indians who argue that the term ‘Redskin’ is ‘degrading, offensive, scandalous, contemptuous, disreputable, disparaging and racist.’ At least three major newspapers — the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Portland Oregonian and the Salt Lake Tribune — will not print the name ‘Redskins’ in their pages.”


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